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Enjoying our current "Weekend Warrior" RVing Lifestyle, but checking out how to be Part-Timers, Snowbirders or Full-Timers in the future. Travel with two daughters and Molly our Lhasa-poo rescue. Toad is a 2007 Honda Fit

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Northampton / Springfield KOA, Westhampton, Massachusetts

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

So hard to to judge, because some parts of this park are great, while others need to be attended to. Great dog park and newer playground. Tired and worn bathroom/showers (though clean). Only one shower per shower house. Plenty of activities for kids. Interior roads need a fresh application of gravel. They really try with nice plantings and free nice kindling to help yourself to when you buy firewood. Constant clouds of dust near the front from the golf carts the staff and guests use to get around. We were in one of the pull-through sites in front - quite close together. There seemed to be something lacking in the work ethic of the younger staff.

One thing comes to mind as I think about this campground. I witnessed interactions between staff and the owner's youngish daughter (who speeds around on a golf cart all day with various friends). From her treatment of those she spoke to/at - can attest to where the breakdown in customer service occurs. In the service industry, attitude can make or break your experience. As long as you don't have much interaction with certain staff, you'd be fine.

All in all, if you are visiting the area, it's a fine choice to stay. We camped at Northampton / Springfield KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site F
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

For a close breakfast stop, check out Outlook Farm, only a mile up on Route 66 from the campground. Lots of fresh baked goods!

Looking for Pizza? Pizanos was recommended by the camp store staff and was a solid choice.

If you are a fan of the poetess Emily Dickinson, a tour of her homestead and grave in Amherst should be stops to check out.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Jonestown / Hershey NE KOA, Jonestown, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Young but helpful, courteous and competent staff. Great camp store. Campground is easy on/off for route 81. Roads are gravel, but the sites we like best are right by the creek, and have a concrete patio. Great place to relax, check out the close by state parks, or look at the military equipment at Fort Indiantown Gap. Our family loves the place for a getaway. Quick trip from the park to Hershey area too. We camped at Jonestown / Hershey NE KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

They rent canoes, kayaks and tubes to use on the creek. There is a "Splash Pad" for little kids, but no pool. If you really want to take a dip, Fort Indiantown base offers public access to their pool! If you want to do Lake fishing/boating - Memorial Lake State Park. For good BBQ, - Shakedown BBQ not far from the Campground - Great Pork, Brisket and Chicken in Grantville. Breakfast - Farmer's Wife Restaurant. Friday Nights - check out Linda's Speedway for dirt track, down-home racing fun!

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Delaware Seashore State Park, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at the new North Inlet side of the campground. Well laid out, easy access to the beach. Located between the bridge and Coast Guard Station. Nicest state park we have stayed at. There is no shade, but remember, you are right at the beach! Great activities and programs to partake of by the rangers and staff of the park. Had good cell service throughout our stay. We camped at Delaware Seashore State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
480
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Quick drive to Dewey or Rehoboth Beach for the boardwalk and restaurants. Indian River Inlet Bridge is lit up beautifully at night.

Marina is right down Inlet road, with Hammerheads restaurant there as well. When looking for other places to eat, make sure to check out Dewey Beach (closer) as well as Rehoboth Beach. Parking in both communities is all metered. Grotto Pizza in Dewey Beach has a free parking lot for patrons across the side street (Read Street) The Inlet gets windy quickly, so make sure to put in your awning or secure your shade room if leaving your RV to go out or to the beach.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Seashore Campsites, Cape May, New Jersey

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is close to the Cape May attractions, and right off Route 9, the major route in the Cape May Area. Perfect campground to go see the Lighthouse and Birding areas. Grounds of campground were well maintained, and roads seem to be all paved. Camp store was well stocked for off-season, and is in newer building along-with the office. Wi-Fi is only available in the office area, but there is a covered pavilion with picnic benches to sit and use. Showers were clean, they are pay showers for $.25 per 3 to 5 minutes I estimate. Cable TV is advertised, basic channels all you could get. If you wanted more, there was not an extra charge, but a $100 cash deposit would be needed for a cable box. When coming in, we ran into traffic on the way that delayed our arrival by 2 hours. This apparently is not uncommon for the Jersey Shore area on a Friday night. Found even if you call to let them know running late, that by the time of arrival, our site was no longer available. We were directed to another site in same area. You cannot walk eight feet to the side or rear of your unit without encroaching on another site. Saturday morning went to office to get car tag, was told we may need to move, even though we were paid in full, and the guests in our original site, and those coming in for ours, had not paid yet. My understanding was that a deposit was mandatory. Thankfully, the move did not occur. We will be investigating one of the many other campgrounds on the Route 9 corridor next time we come to the Cape May Area, and will be coming on a Thursday instead of Friday, because of the traffic crawl. We camped at Seashore Campsites in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Winter Island Park Campground, Salem, Massachusetts

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Great spot to Tour Salem, or take the ferry into Boston. Camped Thursday through to Sunday. For us, it is the most unique spot we have camped in. We were basically on the macadam parking lot by the boat ramp. Our girls 17 and 12 were totally enthralled. We were at site 16a, right on the beach. Down a set of steps to a beach behind the RV. Two small beaches, one larger available for beach-combing and swimming. Tidal pools to play in as well. Views of beach, Salem Harbor, and Lighthouse from the RV. Showers were usable, clean, but could use some updating, and paint. The area that is the campground is public access, so be forewarned. No place for fire rings or campfire. Gates are locked at 10pm to the public. Would stay here again, my girls can't stop talking about the place. Would Score a 10 if they had sewer and better shower facilities. The location is the best part about this place. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Peters Pond Park, Sandwich, Massachusetts

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed Tueday and Wendnesday. Good spot to see the Cape Cod Canal and Sandwich area.Campground Roads all Macadam, clearly marked. Transient Sites are mixed between the seasonals. Sites were sand and pine needle pads. Sand got tracked into RV easily with the kids. Hookups worked with no issues. Seemed there were few shower-houses for the amount of sites, but never had to wait. Looks like sometimes you have to pay for showers, paper signs were up to put in quarters (slowly), but I didn't need to. Each shower was it's own room. Laundry area equipment was not all functioning, some washers/dryers were not operating. Store was sparse on goods. Next time, may try further up the Cape. We camped at Peters Pond Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Seaport RV Resort, Old Mystic, Connecticut

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Had a quiet stay Saturday through Tuesday. Great park for touring Groton, Mystic, Stonington. Because bridge was out on 184, had to do an easy detour. Campground road off 184 leading to Seaport Campground is very potholed, have to be careful coming or going. Roads in the campground all gravel, sites are gravel or mostly grass. Playground setup very nice, pool was clean. WiFi worked (site 37) but we were right near the office. Saw others walking up to use the wireless. Store sparse on groceries. The dump station in the park was closed, but we used the one out by the entrance on the way out. Park on the whole was clean, and organized well. Would stay here again. We camped at Seaport RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Jonestown / Hershey NE KOA, Jonestown, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

I rated this park high because of the ability to camp right next to the Swatara Creek with electric, water, sewer, and cable TV. Also, the staff in the office/store, though young were helpful, pleasant and knew their stuff. Store was well stocked. The park is close to Swatara State Park, Indian Town Gap, Hershey, and many other local attractions. Previous posts mention traffic noise, but I think they heard Friday night races at Linda's Speedway about five minutes away. Roads were gravel, our site was level, and others appeared that way as well. Concrete pads for patio were nice, especially when you can plop a chair on it and overlook the creek. Only issue I encountered was only one shower was working out of three stalls, but we did see a plumber later in the day on the premises. Still the shower area was not the best I've seen, but certainly not the worst. The family enjoyed this park, and plan to visit again in warmer months when we can enjoy tubing the stream, right from our site. We camped at Jonestown / Hershey NE KOA in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Philadelphia / West Chester KOA, Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are looking to tour Brandywine/Chaddsford/Chester County and surrounds, this is your park. Campground is right on the Brandywine River. We Had site 48, up the hill. This site is great for Wi-Fi Reception. I don't know if there is a perfectly level site here. Used three leveler blocks on 3 of the four wheels to get level. Sites are pretty close together. Hey, if you want to stay in the rolling hill beauty of Horse Country, you have to make some concessions. If you like canoeing and don't own one, recommend using one of their rentals - inexpensive and family loved paddling past the old rail line, and the horse farms, and some "McMansions". Water clear enough to see catfish and trout at the bottom. The new activities building is beautiful, and offers a tempting cafe with full dinners to boot. The roads are gravel, as are the sites. Both could use a new coating. Showers were clean, and very friendly staff, attentive to the plantings and grounds. I'd rate the place higher, but they really need to re-gravel the roads and sites. We'll be back. We camped at Philadelphia / West Chester KOA in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Lake-in-Wood Camping Resort, Narvon, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

This Park has made many capital improvements since our last time here 2 years ago. Most Roads now blacktop, and our site (187) was newly refurbished with concrete pad and gravel surround. EWSC all were easily accessible. Nice wooded area around the site gave some seclusion. Landscaping of the grounds, with beds of flowers is beautiful, and a nice touch. On our walks around, yes there are lots of seasonals, but all nicely kept that we saw. Love the pool setup, well done mini golf, and the "Gnome Cafe" makes some good sandwiches. This would be a ten, but the quarry noise (a daytime "grinding" noise in the distance) from up the road takes just a bit away. We got to hear a dynamite blast around 1:30pm Tuesday as we left. That was a surprise! Still, we'll be back. We camped at Lake-in-Wood Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Endless Caverns Resort, New Market, Virginia

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This will be an awesome Resort. The hardscaping and landscaping around each site is well done. The pool is suppose to be done in July. It looks like it will be a nice one. The gameroom is big - still not finished. The showers and restrooms (also laundry area) were clean, configuration of the shower was odd to me - not too private between the two showers in the men's room at least. The outside of the building had a log house feel, but you could still see between the logs, so not completed yet. Getting a discount on the cave tour was a nice plus. They also give a Good Sam Discount - not listed on the website. Staff was very friendly, first time I've been driven around to choose my site - before pulling up with the RV - then escorted to my site. Odd that they don't have cable with all the updates they are doing. Lots of construction activity going on, starting around 8am until about 5pm while we were there. This place has plenty of potential to be a first-class destination RV resort - when it's all completed. We camped at Endless Caverns Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Janes Island State Park, Crisfield, Maryland

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This would be a 9 if it were not for the mosquitoes. Tons of wildlife to see, boating, and have fun crabbing on the Daugherty Creek Canal. The office/store doesn't stock too much foodstuffs (Crisfield is only two miles down the road) but it does have fishing supplies, rent kayaks and canoes, and have a variety of ever important bug sprays! There are only a few sites that allow pets, but they all backup to a meadow area for walking your dog. The shower house was clean, but could use an update - the door lock did not work well, and hooks and soap holders were in dis-repair. A beautiful place though, we'll enjoy again. We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Tuckahoe State Park, Queen Anne, Maryland

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed one night, traveling from Skyline Drive in VA to Crisfeild MD. Great park, Wooded, level sites. Nice playground area in a picnic grove setting at the entrance to the loops. We stayed at site 23 (electric loop. Shower house is central to the sites on the loop Dumpster is at site 6. There were also cabins, might be good if traveling with "non-rving" friends. Host on the electric loop was very friendly and informative. Trails lead to the lake and another, larger play area made from tires. Also an equestrian area adjacent to the park. Would stay here again. We camped at Tuckahoe State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Hickory Run State Park, White Haven, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

If you enjoy a natural setting, with great hikes, and opportunities for fishing and family time, this park is for you! Early May, and the campground was mostly empty. Since we are new dog owners, we got a dog site (with electric) - most of these were filled, followed by sites that had electric. Camp store had the basics. The Park is only a few miles from the intersection of Routes 476, 80, and 940. There are reasonable restaurants there if you don't want to cook. Site we had (285) was wide, but I felt the location of the fire ring was too close to my neighbors rig. Also if you are bothered by road noise, this row of sites backs up to Rt 534. Go for the lower sites. Both my daughters want to come back for the beauty found in this park. Don't miss the "Shades of Death" trail - Not as difficult as it sounds, but following a stream and rock formations for a mile and a half. We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Pine Hill RV Park, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here because we had been unimpressed by another close "resort" campground in Lenhartsville, and we wanted to tour Cabela's, Hawk Mountain and Crystal Cave. This campground was within minutes of all these, and right down the road from Pinnacle Winery. The property is sandwiched between Route 78 and old Route 22, but for me, road noise was not an issue. There is a horse farm bordering the lower sites, and the girls had fun feeding the colts carrots. The store was small, but well stocked with essentials. My wife spoke with the congenial owners, they just took over in March 08, and have made capital improvements, and are planning more. (Including a pool) Most sites were pull thru, and we saw plenty of huge rigs with car trailers fitting fine on these sites. (There was a car show in Macungie, and lots of participants camped at Pine Hill - so we got to see plenty of cool rods to boot!)Pretty quiet campground, good location for touring the Lehigh Valley - we will definitely be back. We camped at Pine Hill RV Park in a Motorhome.

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